L-Shaped, Straight Line, U-Shaped, Parallel or Galley, Island and Peninsula these are the most common modular kitchen layouts. Each of these has its own advantages and makes use of the work triangle differently.
1. L-Shaped Modular Kitchen Layout
This L shape modular kitchen is one of the most found kitchen layouts. The L-shaped Modular Kitchen layout is ideal for smaller homes as it makes maximum use of the available floor space. It gives you maximum storage and lets you easily integrate a small dining table within your kitchen.
2. Straight Modular Kitchen Layout
Straight modular kitchen is also known as single line kitchen is designed entirely along a single wall. This layout is ideal for studio and loft apartments – it keeps your kitchen space to a minimum while still maintaining optimum efficiency.
3. U-Shaped Modular Kitchen Layout
If your home has a large kitchen space, you might be able to fit a U-shaped kitchen layout in it. This layout has the most efficient work triangle and provides the most storage space as well with plenty of upper, lower cabinets and tall units as well. You will also be able to have plenty of counter space, making it ideal for more than one person to use the kitchen at a time.
4. Parallel Shaped Kitchen or Galley Kitchen Layout
When it comes to cooking, the parallel kitchen is quite possibly the most efficient layout. With two, long working areas that face each other, it can be split into ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ workspaces. It provides lots of counter space, storage and allows plenty of room for movement as well. The parallel kitchen is suitable for most types of homes and is easily adaptable to your needs.
5. Island Modular Kitchen Layout
For many people, getting an island kitchen is the dream! It’s a beautiful, contemporary option if you have the space for it. It combines either a straight line or L-shaped kitchen model with an unconnected island space. The island can be used as an extra counter area or breakfast nook, bar counter or your favourite baking nook. It can also be equipped with a sink or stovetop. With two opposing working areas and storage spaces, this kitchen layout is ideal for open plan living and for entertaining.
Because of its multiple uses, these kitchens become the heart of the home, where the entire family gathers to cook, eat and converse.
6. G-Shaped or Peninsula Modular Kitchen
Similar to an island kitchen, a peninsula kitchen layout has a free-standing workspace that provides a secondary counter, work or entertainment area. Unlike an island, this peninsula is connected to the main workspace; making it accessible from three, rather than four sides. Often considered the ideal layout for homes with small kitchen areas, the peninsula provides all the advantages of an island worktop while utilizing less floor space.
Now that you know the basics of the different kitchen layouts, take a look at your floor plan and see which will suit it and your needs the best. If you need any help with your kitchen design, the experts at HomeLane are always available to take over the reins and create the best kitchen possible for you.